GSL6: Logistics

HISTORY[1]

Clemson University was established in 1889. Thomas Green Clemson left the Fort Hill plantation and a large part of his personal estate to establish what would become Clemson University.

Originally an all-male military school, Clemson Agricultural College opened in July 1893 with 446 students. Clemson became a coeducational institution in 1955 when the college moved to “civilian” status for students. Expanded academic offerings and research pursuits led the way for the college to be renamed Clemson University in 1964.

Clemson has over 22,600 students in attendance both in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Current President as of December 31, 2013 is James P. Clements.

GSL6 SUMMIT  – November 3-5, 2019

Begins TBA November 3rd (Sunday), Ends TBA ET November 5th (Tuesday)

Clemson University, Madren Center, Room TBA

GLOBAL SERVICE-LEARNING 101 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP – November 3rd, 2019

Begins TBA ET November 3rd (Sunday)

Clemson University, Watt Center, Room TBA

Campus Map

REGISTRATION FEES – Registration opens March 30, 2019

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

BY July 15, 2019

REGISTRATION

AFTER July 15, 2019

Summit Fees $350 $425
GSL 101 Pre- Conference* $150 $150

*Maximum capacity for GSL 101 Pre-Summit Workshop is TBA.

HOTELS

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY’S JAMES F. MARTIN INN

Located on campus. GSL6 will be held in Madren Center, next to James F. Martin Inn.

Navigational Address

240 Madren Center Drive

Clemson, SC 29634

Navigation map

Reservations by: Monday August 5th, 2019 (90 days prior to the start date of the event)

Reservation line +1 (888) 654-9020/ +1 (864)656-7155

Reservation Block Code: CCI-GF-19997

Make a reservation

Block reservation deadline: Wednesday September 19th, 2019

ROOM TYPE DATES COST PER NIGHT DETAILS
 

 

Executive Standard Room

 

 

November 3 to 5, 2019

 

 

US$ 130 + 11% taxes

·      Restaurant on site

·      Free Wifi

·      Free parking

·      Breakfast not included

·      No shuttle from airport

 

 

Executive Suite

 

 

November 3 to 5, 2019

 

 

US$ 150 + 11% taxes

·      Restaurant on site

·      Free Wifi

·      Free parking

·      Breakfast not included

·      No shuttle from airport

BEST WESTERN PLUS UNIVERSITY INN & CONFERENCE CENTER

Located in Tiger Boulevard, 1.2 miles from Clemson University and 3 miles from Madren Center

Navigational Address

1310 Tiger Blvd

Clemson, SC 29631

Navigation map

Reservations by October 5th, 2019

Reservation line +1 (864) 654-9020

Reservation Block link: GSL6 Best Western University Inn

Block reservation deadline: October 5th, 2019

ROOM TYPE DATES COST DETAILS
 

 

Double Queen or Single King

 

 

November 3 to 5, 2019

 

 

US$ 84 + 11% taxes

·      Breakfast included

·      On site restaurant

·      Free Wifi

·      Free parking

·      No shuttle from airport

HOW TO GET TO CLEMSON UNIVERSITY:

By Air

When choosing which airport to fly to/from, consider cost of ground transportation to/from airport as well as your time to determine the true cost of your transportation.

Greenville- Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)

We strongly recommend flying into Greenville- Spartanburg International Airport. Costs could be lower overall when factoring in rental car from some other airports such as Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) in Atlanta or Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in North Carolina.

The campus is located approximately 1 hour from GSP Airport. Transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft are available at the airport. Several rental car services are available as well.

Driving directions from GSP airport:

Get on I-85 S from Aviation Pkwy. Use the right lane to merge onto I-85 S via the ramp to Greenville. Follow I-85 S to Anderson County. Take exit 19B to merge onto SC-28 W/US-76 W/Clemson Blvd toward Clemson. Follow SC-28 W/US-76 W to turn left onto S-39-343. Slight left onto S-39-22/Old Stone Church Rd. Continue to follow S-39-22 then turn left onto Old Stadium Rd. Turn left onto Madren Center Dr.

Navigation Map from GSP to Madren Center

Other Airports:

Visitors also may opt to fly to Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta (ATL), GA or Douglas International Airport in Charlotte (CLT), NC. Clemson University is 2.5-3 hours from ATL airport and CLT airport is 2.5 to 3.5 hours, times depending upon both cities traffic conditions. Both options are substantially farther than GSP airport in Greenville, SC, therefore, the overall expenses would be much higher.

From ATL airport to Madren Center by car:

Get on I-85 N: Head east on N Terminal Pkwy. Continue straight to stay on N Terminal Pkwy and keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-85 N/I-20/I-75 N/Atlanta and merge onto I-85 N. Follow I-85 N to SC-187 in Anderson County. Take exit 14 from I-85 N. Turn left onto SC-187. Use any lane to turn left onto US-76 E

Turn left onto S-39-343. Slight left onto S-39-22/Old Stone Church Rd. Continue to follow S-39-22. Turn left onto Old Stadium Rd and turn left onto Madren Center Dr.

Navigation Map from ATL airport

From CLT airport to Madren Center by car:

Get on I-85 S in 12, Paw Creek from Old Dowd Rd and US-29 S/US-74 W/Wilkinson Blvd. Head south on Josh Birmingham Pkwy. Keep right to continue on Old Dowd Rd. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit and stay on Old Dowd Rd. Turn right onto Marshall Dr. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto US-29 S/US-74 W/Wilkinson Blvd. Turn left onto the ramp to Interstate 485 Inner N/Spartanburg. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Gastonia/Spartanburg and merge onto I-85 S. Follow I-85 S to Anderson County. Take exit 19B from I-85 S to merge onto SC-28 W/US-76 W/Clemson Blvd toward Clemson. Turn left onto S-39-343. Slight left onto S-39-22/Old Stone Church Rd.  Continue to follow S-39-22 then turn left onto Old Stadium Rd. Turn left onto Madren Center Dr.

Navigation Map from CLT airport 

TRANSPORTATION DURING THE EVENT:

In order to facilitate attendance, Clemson University will provide transportation for participants from/to the main hotels indicated in this bulleting.

PARKING:

Parking and Transportation Services provides the following visitor parking options:

  • Metered Parking for $1 per hour- No Permit Required
  • Visitor Permits will be provided by the department

An interactive map is available to find parking availability and specific permit lots. http://www.clemson.edu/campus-life/parking/meter.html

INTERNET ON CAMPUS:

Access to Wi-Fi: As member of the network, Clemson provides Eduroam.  If you are not a member, you can log into “clemsonguest” a UserID and Password will have to be generated in order to gain access to the network. You can provision yourself when prompted at the Clemson Guest Wireless Portal.  To provision an account please click on “Create your guest account and password. A valid email address or cell phone number must be entered for SMS text messaging in order to receive the password.

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[1] taken from http://www.clemson.edu/about/history/